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Philanthropy University

Global Social Entrepreneurship

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One simple idea can lead to job creation, innovative new technologies and the establishment of lasting institutions.

Learn how to develop and launch your own social venture in this course, which shows students how social entrepreneurship can be one of the greatest forces for positive change in the world. Through the stories of visionary entrepreneurs such as Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, Embrace Co-Founder, Jane Chen, and Endeavor CEO and Co-Founder, Linda Rottenberg, students examine the crucial themes and elements that lead to the most successful entrepreneurial ventures across the world. These best practices and lessons learned will help elevate your current work or guide implementation of your next great idea.


Module 1: Designing Your Venture

Identify the problem you want to solve

Module 2: Mission, Values, and Vision

Create mission, vision, and values statements that will guide your venture’s decisions

Module 3: Achieving Your Venture’s Goals

Decide how your venture will achieve its goals

Module 4: Structuring Your Venture

Choose the best legal structure for your venture

Module 5: Growing Your Venture & Measuring Its Impact

Measure your venture’s financial health and social impact


Taught by

Jessica Jackley


4.7 rating, based on 11 Class Central reviews

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  • Social Entrepreneurship is A Golbly Emerging phenomenon . It is the need of the day. I want to help more people of my community to understand the importance of Social Entrepreneurship. It will build my community as well as economy of my country. I want to serve A cause to make myself more beneficial for others and Also wants to grow as A good business. I have completed a six weeks course from Coursera. It will be most beneficial for me and my country to learn about social Entrepreneurship from a reputed organization.
  • Athanga Jean De Dieu
    The world is suffering with many problems.
    For a long time, we believed that the solution to social problems should only go through non-profit organizations.
    But through the GSE course, you can learn another innovative way to solve socio-economic problems: the social business.
    With Philanthropy University courses, you can not regret your time spent on training.

  • Anonymous
    This is the best course that makes a way clear for the novice entrepreneurs who want to start new venture. I request go through this course before starting your venture.
  • Anonymous
    It is a theoretical- practical course, dynamic as they combine different tools such as videos, posthaste, readings. It is suitable for any one starting or with some idea on Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Anonymous
    This is exceedingly priceless for every aspiring or startup entrepreneur. It has no doubt raised my knowledge as regards entreprenuership
  • Anonymous
    i like the course and help me to learn many new knowledge about the global social entrepreneuship,thank you so much
  • Anonymous
    I took this course not knowing what to expect from PhilanthropyU, and having a lot of online course experience from all over. I can honestly say that this platform is unique, and quite literally one of the best ones out there. I loved the podcasts a…
  • Taking the Global Social Entrepreneurship Course is an eye opener for me, I learnt things I would not have considered at all before starting my venture, what really motivated me to the end of this course were real life practical examples from social entrepreneurs who spoke on not only their achievements, but their challenges and how they scaled through, how their idea was birthed to how it became a reality, how they started, methods they used to build their organizations and why they used such methods. I am definitely taking another course. Thank you Philanthropy University Team for this opportunity.
  • it was an awesome experience and i achieved all my goals of partaking in this course. It was very educative and helpful. I will gladly recommend this course.

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